New York-based designer Jimmy Diresta is renowned for his DIY projects that make use of reclaimed materials to create practical pieces. The latest creation by Diresta is an elegant steel and wood bench that has been built out of decking scraps. The resulting product looks so good that it’s difficult to figure out that scrap materials are used for its creation.
He came up with the idea of creating a gorgeous steel and wood bench when a friend left him few IPE deck cut-offs. IPE is a hardwood found usually in Central and South America. The material is known for its extremely durable and weather resistant properties, which makes it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
The reclaimed IPE was earlier used on the boardwalk at Coney Island, where it lasted for over 25 years. But now it has been sculpted into beautiful outdoor furniture. To build the bench, Diresta has firstly created a firm steel framework and later wooden panels were fixed to form a comfortable seating area.
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Now the bench is placed outside Diresta’s shop in New York City. The steel and wood construction makes this bench strong enough to hold the weight of kids and adults alike. Due to the wood’s weather-resistant properties, the reclaimed furniture piece is likely to last for years, meanwhile withstanding all climatic conditions.
Check out the video given below to find out more about this upcycled bench.